The Seeds you water are the seeds that grow

Winning BEST Yoga/Pilates Studio of the Year by That's Beijing (Editors pick) 2019 speaks volumes about the power of Taozi's small community boutique feeling, which it is able to maintain despite the size and scope of it's community gatherings. Whether you want to breathe into a rigorous Vinyasa flow under the cities stars or settle into a restorative sound healing in peace, Taozi's schedule is well-rounded and robust to help support the different layers of your journey.  

 

We are also home to a thriving 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training course, run seasonally, to help inspire and transform the lives of eager yogis looking to go deeper beyond the physical practice.

Taozi Tree Yoga is perhaps most well known for its long time running of Yoga in the Park with Moka Bros and our other renowned community events in some of the city's most stunning spaces including, the Kerry Center, Hotel Éclat and more. We also run weekly off-site programs in corporations, embassies, and international schools.

We are proud to be a part of this strong community of yoga practitioners and are honored to have some of the city's most devoted teachers which serve as our heartbeat. 

 

Thank you to all of our students, supporters, teachers, collaborative partners, and loved ones who are all a part of our lifeblood. We couldn't do any of it without you. 

OUR TEACHERS

Theresa Parsonage / Taozi

Founder, CEO, 500hr E-RYT, YTT Lead Trainer

Ross Parsonage

Founder, CFO, Yoga for Athletes

Bruno Di Angelis

Hatha/Sivananda, Sound Healing, YTT Trainer

Yogi Guide

Erin Lee Henshaw

Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Hatha, YTT Trainer

Malgo

Advanced Asana, Acroyoga, YTT Trainer

Jaymi Holt

Admin, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Rose Scott

Admin, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Taozi YTT Grad

Ashley 

Admin, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Patrick Carr

Reiki Master

Chloe

Deep Stretch, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Ellen Slugg

Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Valérie Taochy

Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Alix Angelelli

Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Scarlett McDull

Aroma Yin/Yang, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Chase Lichtenberg

Hatha, Vinyasa, 500hr E-RYT

Lane

Anatomy + Physiology, Tai Ji, YTT Trainer

Guy

Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Rachel Morarjee

Family Yoga, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Alice Xin Liu

Yoga for Women, Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Ray

Universal Yoga, Vinyasa, 500hr E-RYT

Kendall

Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Holly Lees

Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

Kateryna Panasovska

Hatha, Vinyasa, 500hr E-RYT

Arnold Atienza

Vinyasa, Taozi YTT Grad

 
 

OUR CLASSES

 

Vinyasa Level 1-2

Suitable for all levels with modifications. As you mindfully integrate movement and breath, this Vinyasa class is aimed at the seasoned beginner and intermediate practitioners who are ready to expand their yoga practice. These classes begin to encourage practitioners to explore getting upside-down and may incorporate some arm balances and deeper backbends. We recommend that students seeking to take these classes feel confident, safe, and strong throughout classic sun salutations.

Vinyasa Level 2-3 

A stronger flow for those with intermediate to advanced yoga experience. This is a strong, flowing, heat building class in which students are challenged more deeply on both a physical and psychological level. While more physically advanced yoga postures (asanas) are introduced to the practice like inversions and arm balances. A deeper understanding and involvement on basic asanas is cultivated and encouraged.

Deep Stretch 

Suitable for all levels. This class emphasizes postures to stretch, release and open the major groups of muscle of the full-body. You'll access the deeper connective tissues such as the fascia. Expect to be seated, lying down, and supported with props for much of the class. Slow, deep, long holding stretches can gently open the tense parts of your body, ease the mind and help you connect deeper with your inner self. Lean in, breathe deep and stretch deep!

Yin Yoga

Suitable for all levels. Yin yoga targets the body's connective tissue. Unlike Vinyasa (yang) practice, yin yoga is a slower-paced class with long-held passive poses doing wonders for joint health, flexibility, circulation, and mental focus.

Hatha 

Suitable for MOST, Absolute beginners Should Seek A Level. 1 class. Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility, and balance as well as concentration and breath. This class is based on physical postures (Asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body.

Restorative

Suitable for all levels. Our bodies have an innate ability to relax given the right circumstances. Restorative yoga uses a series of easy, supported poses held for a long time under the right conditions (including the use of many props) to tip the balance from "fight or flight" mode into maximum relaxation. Yogis developed these poses over many years, but science tells us that, under the conditions set in restorative yoga, immediate effects on heart rate, blood pressure, and brain activity are possible. Emphasis on complete muscular relaxation and comfort are emphasized to achieve a quiet state of mind and body. 

Prenatal

Suitable for expectant mothers. Please seek the attention of your doctor for advice on whether yoga is suitable for you during pregnancy. These classes prepare a woman physically, emotionally and spiritually for the precipitation of labor and specific physical postures, a woman begins to create a strong and flexible body and mindset that will help her through this special time. Prenatal yoga poses support the nervous system. Naturally calming, yoga instills trust in one's body and it's ability to birth. Come meet other moms-to-be and share In this nurturing environment. This class is open to all stages of pregnancy. 

Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga is a technology comprised of thousands of kriyas and meditations each with a specific desired outcome. They stimulate the glandular system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Kundalini Yoga works the entire nervous and glandular system and awakens the full potential of human awareness in each individual.

Aroma Yin/Yang 

Suitable for MOST with Modifications. Join this special Vinyasa Flow that brings More Yang, and longer holding, grounding poses that are more Yin, and get your body and mind ready for a good rest so that we can start energetically on Monday. A soothing aromatic scent will make it easier to breathe deeper and to relax.

Ashtanga 

A stronger flow for those with some yoga experience. Intended to be a daily practice, this powerful, healing practice is a specific sequence of postures (asanas) linking breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa.) Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility, and stamina for a complete practice. If you like a strong power yoga or vinyasa class then you should find this challenging and rewarding.

Yoga for Athletes

Suitable for all levels. Here's a class that's appropriate for both beginners and more seasoned yogis looking for less flow and more stretch. Expect to move in this class but the movement is not complicated and is always accessible to all body types. We work to experience greater ease in the body so that, when you walk out of the yoga studio, you feel looser and calmer than when you walked in. This is a great class for athletes looking to complement the sports they love and for anyone that finds they sit too much and need to stretch. We will always incorporate some core strengthening into every class for fitness and for the health of the low back.

By Donation Classes 

Taozi Tree Yoga is both a yoga studio with experienced teachers AND a yoga school that trains budding yoga teachers that have recently graduated from Yoga Teacher Training. By Donation classes are taught by these recent grads and you are welcome to pay any amount you feel is appropriate or use a Taozi Tree class pass to attend.

Frequently asked questions

Which classes are suitable for beginners?


Take a look through the class descriptions for an idea of what each class is like. In general, Vinyasa Level 1/2 classes, Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Deep Stretch, Kundalini, and Yoga for Athletes are good classes to look for as a beginner. Know that you may need to modify some poses as you build strength and flexibility. Let the teacher know if you need assistance in any of the modifications.




Are there mats available in the studio?


Yes, mats are available free-of-charge in the studio.




How do I get up the elevators at the AC Embassy Hotel?


The elevators at the AC Embassy hotel can't be used unless you have a card. The hotel has unfortunately not been helpful getting students up to the space so new students will have to rely on teachers and VIP members that have elevator cards. Please find the teacher of the class you are taking in the Taozi group chat and message them directly once you arrive in the lobby. If you can't get a hold of the teacher, you can try leaving a message in the group chat but please know that there are many members who will see this. If you are running late, the elevators will work up to the 4th floor and you can take the stairs from there up to the 10th floor. The stairs are located behind a door near the elevators.




I bought a pass. Which classes can I attend?


You can attend any regular class or by donation class. Regular classes appear on the schedule in black and by donation classes appear in purple. Workshops and special classes are excluded from the passes and appear on the schedule in blue.




I have an injury or an old injury. Should I practice yoga?


Consult your doctor and get cleared for a physical practice then decide for yourself whether or not you are ready. Know that yoga is for everybody and can be very therapeutic for the body, mind and spirit while facing physical discomfort in the body. Inform your Instructor of any issues you may be experiencing, for example: back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, blood pressure issues or pregnancy. We offer a wide range of classes for all body types.




Do I need to sign up before class?


Please do your best to sign up through Meetup (qr code appears earlier in the post or use this link: https://www.meetup.com/Taozi-Tree-Yoga/events/?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0 This helps the teacher to know who to expect in class and if they need to help you get up the elevators.




I'm not flexible. Should I practice yoga?


Absolutely! In fact, you are the perfect candidate for yoga. Give it a try and over time you will notice that yoga helps you to become more flexible. Everybody is different, so never feel the need to practice poses exactly like the teacher: she or he is only there as a guide (and has been practicing yoga for a long time). Listen to your body, don't force yourself and stay within your limits. Also, like any other exercise program, please consult your doctor before beginning to practice yoga.




Where can I find the weekly schedule?


The schedule will be posted weekly (generally on Saturdays) in all Taozi WeChat groups, on the subscription account (qr code appears earlier in this post), and on Meetup




I'm having trouble with Meetup, what should I do?


Meetup does not require a VPN and should be easy to use once you get an account set up but in the event that Meetup does not work, please message the teacher directly on WeChat to let them you're coming.




I have to go out of town or can't use my remaining passes for some other reason. What should I do?


We are happy to let you keep your remaining passes if you renew by buying another class pass. In other extenuating circumstances, we may consider other options but generally, we keep expiration dates as they are.




How can I sign up for special workshops?


Add WeChat ID: TaoziTreeYoga for questions about workshops or to reserve your spot.




What should I wear to class?


You should wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing; anything you would wear to a typical exercise class. We work with bare feet in yoga so be prepared to shed your socks and shoes.




How many times per week should I attend?


We generally recommend attending classes at least 2-3 times a week; however a student should never allow unrealistic expectations to clout their practice. The benefits of just a single class per week are worth your time and energy.





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Arrive about 10-15 minutes before class when possible. 

2.

Try to refrain from eating 2 hours before class.

3.

Turn off all cell phones before entering the studio.

4.

Please remove your shoes before entering our class space.

5.

Try to refrain from walking on other students mats.

6.

Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or oils to class.

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